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How do you make healthy breakfast smoothies?

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To make a healthy breakfast smoothie, use a blender to mix together your preferred fruit sor vegetables along with some water, ice or milk. Good high-vitamin choices are bananas, strawberries, blueberries, mango, kale and spinach.

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Skim milk, soya milk, coconut and almond milk are all good options for diluting your smoothie. It is also possible to use plain low-fat yogurt. For added flavor and nutrients, experiment with oats, almonds, honey or ginger. However, keep portion control in mind. Even though full of healthy ingredients, some smoothie combinations can end up being very high in calories and sugar.

To make the Green Machine smoothie posted by Whole Living, blend 3 chopped romaine leaves, 3 chopped kale leaves, 1/4 cup of fresh parsley sprigs, 1/4 cup of chopped pineapple, 1/4 cup of chopped mango and 1/2-inch of fresh peeled ginger. Add 3/4 cup of water, and blend until smooth.

Another easy and sweet-tasting option is to mix 1/2 cup of plain fat-free yogurt, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of strawberries, 1/8 cup of skim milk, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/4 cup of ice. Puree everything together until smooth.

Make a fruity vitamin bomb by blending 2 navel oranges, 1 cup of frozen raspberries and 1 cup of frozen blueberries until the desired consistency. Add a banana, a kiwi or 1/2 cup of plain fat-free yogurt to add variety.

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